Paying it forward
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We are a boutique organisation bursting with good energy, quality service delivery, always striving to enrich and strengthen our community. We have proudly raised millions of dollars for many not-for-profit organisations, and entertained and raised the profile for multiple corporate organisations with seamless execution.
Paying it forward is our priority. Our organisation is based on trust, respect, imagination and dedication and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your vision and our expertise meet to create a one-of-a-kind event to be proud of. That finger print logo of ours means something – unique, authentic, original, you!
Meet the Team
Tamara Cook, Director and Senior Events Manager
A self-confessed philanthropic events junkie living the motto ‘People before Profit’, Tamara established Known Associates Events in 2007. Her network stretches far and wide – once you meet her, you will be in her fold for years to come. Tamara’s professional background began in Hotel Management where strong and meaningful contacts, outstanding customer service and attention to detail were of the utmost importance. A highly-skilled events professional, Tamara has project managed multiple high profile events including 1000-seat black tie balls for royalty, intimate cocktail soirees, countless marketing campaigns; always contributing a community focus and considering social responsibility. With a Communications degree and over 20 years of experience, you’re in good hands.
Sonja Grasso, Public Relations and Events Manager
Sonja Grasso is a highly motivated and organised PR, Marketing and Events Manager. She personifies honesty, reliability, dedication and compassion. With an outgoing, passionate personality and a love for interacting with people, Sonja exhibits her flair for life through her work and welcomes creative challenges with open arms. “I believe that determination and teamwork equals success.” says Sonja.
Giorgia Iannello, PR and Events Co-ordinator
Giorgia brings her creative style and effortless flair to Team Known Associates. A quiet achiever, she often burns the midnight oil to bring amazing PR and Event strategies to life. Her ever-growing passion for design shows in her killer skills and she’s a terrific creative writer and social media content creator. Giorgia’s Tamara’s right-hand-woman and is an integral part of our crew. She regularly puts the team into fits of laughter with her quirky questions and observations. #superstar
Ellen Harvey, Events Assistant
Ellen is a dedicated power house brimming with creativity, confidence and skill. She loves to submerge herself in all areas of event management and excels in production and technology. You’ll find Ellen at the centre of our brainstorming sessions delivering wild and exciting ideas. She loves a laugh and chat with the team and clients alike, has an insatiable thirst for learning and has proven to be a very cool cat when under pressure. This lil’ lady was born to run events!
Cassie Hunter, Events Assistant
Cassie Hunter joined the team amidst an extremely busy period and hit the ground running. She is a breath of fresh air, always lighting up the room with her bubbly positivity whether it be in the office or in an event space. Cass embodies the high level of customer service Known Associates is known for, consistent in her approach to people from all walks of life. It’s clear she wants to, and will, make a difference in the world through her creative skills and natural flair for marketing and events.
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